TechTarget News - Week of Feb 23, 2020

Tech reaction to UK’s upcoming immigration rules

The government has outlined its plans for a new points-based immigration system to ensure only skilled workers can enter the UK – but what does the technology sector think?

Huawei eyes up optical network opportunities

Global networking comms tech provider Huawei unveils first in end-to-end optical connectivity for ultra-high bandwidth and ultra-low latency in enterprise applications

Cisco launches SecureX platform for integrated security

At RSA Conference 2020, Cisco unveiled SecureX, which integrates the vendor's security portfolio into a single platform with enhanced visibility and automation.

Cisco SecureX provides front end for all security tools

Cisco SecureX, unveiled at RSA, provides centralized intelligence from all the vendor's security products. Also at RSA, Juniper adds encrypted traffic analysis to the Juniper ATP Cloud.

Estonia to give citizens Alexa-like access to public services

The Estonian government is working on a project that will ultimately allow citizens to ask Siri, Alexa or almost any other virtual digital assistant to interact with government departments on their behalf

Open security group unveils common OpenDXL language

Open Cybersecurity Alliance announces the availability of OpenDXL Ontology, the first open source language for connecting disparate security tools through a common messaging framework

Lessons learned from Credit Karma GraphQL architecture

Credit Karma's vice president of engineering explains why and how the personal finance service is using the GraphQL data query technology to support its growing business.

Trump's H-1B work visa actions disappoint ex-Disney workers

President Donald Trump arrived in office promising to reform the H-1B visa program. But his actions have fallen short of what reformers wanted and went too far for IT services firms.

Thai university to roll out data protection certification

Thailand’s National Institute of Development Administration is offering a certification programme to get organisations ready for the country’s data protection regime

Mastercard creates 1,500 tech jobs in Ireland

New roles at tech hub in Dublin will include professionals with expertise in artificial intelligence, cyber security, blockchain and user experience

M247 launches cloud platform

Managed service player has launched its own cloud infrastructure to meet expanding customer needs

Boots to trial private e-prescriptions

The pharmacy chain is trialling the service, underpinned by Doctor Care Anywhere technology, in 20 London stores

Putting AI to use in business needs strong data governance

A study from PwC shows that executives are keen to operationalise artificial intelligence, but few are ensuring that their data and data models are up to scratch

FBI: $144 million in ransomware payments made over 6 years

In an RSA Conference 2020 session, FBI agent Joel DeCapua revealed how much money has been paid in ransoms, what the most pervasive ransomware variants are and more.

Colorado CISO details SamSam ransomware attack, recovery

At RSA Conference, Colorado CISO Deborah Blyth gave an inside look at the state's response and recovery effort following a devastating SamSam ransomware infection in 2018.

RSA Security president: We're excited about sale to STG

In his RSA Conference keynote, Rohit Ghai didn't say much about his company's sale to a private equity firm, instead urging attendees to focus on the 'human element' of security.

Databricks Data Ingestion Network brings data to lakehouse

Databricks Ingest entered a public preview in a move by Databricks to enable a lakehouse that combines the best features of the data lake and data warehouse models.

New Dell hybrid cloud pricing offers VxRail by subscription

Dell will offer monthly VxRail subscriptions in hopes of appealing to customers that want a more flexible way to create and pay for hybrid and private cloud environments.

Adobe Acrobat DC integrates PDF tools inside Google Drive

With new Google Drive integration, Adobe embeds free features for commenting and annotating PDFs inside Google Docs. Acrobat subscribers can create, sign and modify PDFs, too.

Securiti.ai wins RSA Innovation Sandbox Contest

Securiti.ai, which offers an AI-powered 'PrivacyOps' platform, took home the title of 'Most Innovative Startup' at RSA Conference's Innovation Sandbox Contest.

Met Police chief backs legislative framework for police tech

Met Police commissioner has called for legislative framework to govern police use of new technologies, while defending the decision to use live facial recognition technology operationally without it

Calteq picks up Blue Cube Networks

Acquisition of Blue Cube Networks made to bolster the range of the services managed technology provider Calteq can offer

FCA data breach could happen to anybody, but easy to avoid

Minor data breach at the Financial Conduct Authority was the result of simple human error, and highlights the need for organisations to consider a wide range of potential threats

Samsung teams with comms tech leaders to set 5G speed benchmark

Samsung, Verizon, Motorola Mobility and Qualcomm deploy carrier aggregation and the latest 5G cell technology to achieve multi-gigabit speeds on a commercial smartphone connected to live 5G network

JFrog touts DevSecOps edge in CI/CD tools

JFrog hops aboard a crowded CI/CD bandwagon, but its expertise in artifact and package management could appeal to security-conscious DevOps shops.

NHSX publishes first progress report since launch

Digital unit for the National Health Service outlines achievements in areas such as the NHS App and artificial intelligence and gives clues about future milestones

Genuitec's CodeTogether helps developers collaborate on code

CodeTogether, a new development tool from Genuitec, empowers developers to collaborate on writing and debugging code to build applications as part of development teams.

Fake CDNs obscuring credit card fraudsters

Fake content delivery networks and ngrok servers are being pressed into service to obscure credit card skimming activities

Qumulo NAS file system adds encryption, security

Qumulo juices its file system with encryption, real-time security audits and other capabilities designed to position the scale-out NAS for denser, more complex workloads.

Target embraces cyber war gaming to improve incident response

At an RSA Conference 2020 panel, Target explained how the company is using war gaming to simulate real attacks and data breaches in order to hone its incident response plan.

CISA chief can't guarantee election security

CISA Chief Christopher Krebs told RSA attendees he can't guarantee election security. Krebs also discussed CISA's efforts against Iranian hackers and ransomware attacks.

5G now available in 378 cities globally

State of 5G deployments report reveals that as of January 2020, commercial 5G networks have been deployed in 378 cities across 34 countries

Clearview hack fuels debate over facial recognition

Customers of Clearview AI, a controversial startup that scrapes and sells billions of photos of people from social media to police forces, have found themselves at the centre of a major data breach

NHSX launches Tech Plan vision

The strategy will see a phased approach to the delivery of digitisation in the healthcare sector, with delivery kicking off this summer

Malwarebytes makes MSP programme available

Security vendor becomes the latest to reach out to the managed services community as a way of increasing its SME business

Backup is evolving into intelligent data management

A study found that more businesses are recognizing the need for intelligent data management. But pervasive data classification and education in the market are still needed.

CrowdStrike founder: China hacking indictments are working

During his RSA Conference keynote, CrowdStrike co-founder Dmitri Alperovitch explains why the U.S. Department of Justice's indictments against Chinese hackers has been effective.

VMware security for Cloud Foundation ties to Carbon Black

The new VMware Advanced Security for Cloud Foundation binds the company's security offerings with other key VMware offerings such as Carbon Black and NSX.

Birst analytics key to partnership between Infor, Snowflake

A new partnership between Infor and Snowflake will use BI tools from Birst, acquired by Infor in 2017, to enable users to build automated data warehouses on Snowflake.

RSA 2020: Experts say US is too slow in deploying 5G

At the RSA 2020 conference, experts said enterprise-class 5G services are years away. Obstacles include security and doubts about profitability.

Cornerstone is building learning management's Netflix

Cornerstone's acquisition of Saba Software for $1.4 billion takes out a learning management competitor and gives it a boost of engineering talent to speed innovation, analysts say.

Coronavirus gets attention on Workday earnings call

The coronavirus is having an impact on Workday, prompting cancellation of a sales meeting in Orlando and placing a greater reliance on its use of virtualization technology.

Contentful App Framework first major release under new CEO

Contentful CEO Steve Sloan, who joined the company in November after leaving Twilio, discusses the release of App Framework, a bundle of APIs and workflow blueprints.

NCSC makes ransomware attack guidance more accessible

Following a swathe of high-profile ransomware attacks, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre has made changes to its guidance, emphasising the importance of offline backups

Rapid7 adds Snyk security to its portfolio

The Snyk security vulnerability database brings an extra layer of protection to Rapid7 by helping developers find and fix vulnerabilities early in the software development process.

Pure Storage FlashArray//X goes pure NVMe

The third generation of Pure FlashArray//X includes a new 1 TB capacity DirectFlash module. Pure said the rollout completes its integration of NVMe flash on all arrays.

Google Cloud partnership expands as SADA seals $500M pact

SADA Systems signed a multi-year agreement with Google Cloud and revealed plans to launch new offerings for Anthos, data warehouse modernization and Contact Center AI.

Thoma Bravo's Sophos acquisition near completion

SearchSecurity has learned completion of the Sophos acquisition is imminent, though the endpoint security vendor says the deal has not officially closed.

Top 5 container software trends to watch in 2020

Container software, namely Kubernetes, has become a staple of modern enterprise IT infrastructure -- here's what's coming next for the technology in 2020 and beyond.

HP channel partners to see new program in spring 2020

The new program will align HP channel partners with the company's pivot to outcome-based and data-driven customer engagements, according to HP's chief commercial officer.

RSA Conference panel tackles Huawei security risks

Four panelists discussed the ban on the world's largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in relation to to supply chain risk.

Windows 10X OS may be a preview of features to come

Microsoft is aiming its new Windows 10X OS at dual-screen devices such as the Surface Neo, but it could have a big impact on the enterprise if its features migrate to mainline Windows.

RSA 2020: US needs allies to battle China's 5G threat

Experts at RSA 2020 said the United States and its allies have to solve trade disputes and combine resources to secure global 5G infrastructure against Chinese threats.

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